Meanwhile Brian McGinty will miss Saturday's trip to Perth after injuring his hamstring again and Jon Boggan has went down with a unknown bug. Alex Rae is hoping Gavin Swankie and Brian Griffin will be fit.
Meanwhile, fellow centre-half Greg Strong is mulling over an offer to extend his stay at Dens.The former Livi man’s contract expires at the end of the year and the Dark Blues would like him to extend that deal until the end of the season.However, while Strong has admitted he is enjoying himself at the club, he has asked for a week to weigh up his options before giving an answer.
Gavin Swankie, Danny Griffin and Jon Boggan should be fit for this weekend, it's great that Alex Rae has just about a full squad to pick from.
Dundee's Callum McDonald has joined Peterhead on loan until middle of January. Coming to Dens on loan is Hibs youngster Jay Shields, his brother Dene plays for Gretna.